Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 66

Please Note: The art of photography has the ability to expose brutality and provide evidence of the utter failure of humanity.  Some Images may be disturbing...

An aerial shot of Muhammad Ali after knocking out Cleveland Williams, at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. Photo by Neil Leifer, 1966.

Newest transcontinental telephone line is opened. January 17, 1927.

 An American soldier in Manila rescues an injured Filipino girl, February, 1945.

William Frederick Cody, AKA: Buffalo Bill – Portrait with Sitting Bull Montreal, Quebec - December 31, 1884 / Photo by David Francis Barry.

A baby in a carriage gets some sun amid the ruins of the city of Essen, Germany. 90% of the industrial city was destroyed by British bombers during WWII.  Photo by David Seymour 1947.

Rosa Parks with Martin Luther King Jr. December 31, 1954 - Ebony Magazine. 

British soldiers on a British Mark IV tank during World War I, 1918.

Circus strongwoman Katie Sandwina, “The Lady Hercules,” holds three men aloft in a publicity photo, Circa 1910.

 Sturdy make-shift bomb shelters are built down the middle of Fey Street in Liverpool to shield residents during raids by enemy war planes - 1941.

Track level at Penn Station, New York City shortly before opening in September 1910.

Publicity shot taken during the building of the Waldorf Astoria luxury hotel in Manhattan, 1930.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on board the Gothic as the ship negotiates the Miraflores locks in the Panama Canal on December 3, 1953.

Anti-fascist militia women defending a street barricade, Barcelona, Photo by Robert Capa, 1936.

Norma Jean, AKA: Marilyn Monroe an aspiring actress, works on motors in a Van Nuys, CA factory in 1944.

British children play outside with gas masks in 1939. 

In 1916 veterans of the fight between the Merrimac and Monitor pose for a photograph. John Driscoll and General Smith.

Controversial Atomic Cake mimicking the Atomic Bomb over Japan being served Nov. 5, 1946 at the Officers’ Club of the Army War College in Washington, D.C. The occasion was to mark the disbanding of Joint Army-Navy Task Force Number One, the body that organized and oversaw the first post-war atomic tests in the Pacific.

Prince William and Prince Harry on Harry’s first day at Wetherby School in London, September 1989.

The historic Cliff House of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA is destroyed by fire, 1907.

British schoolchildren emerge from a bomb shelter as part of a drill exercise in November of 1939. 

State Street in Chicago, photographed by Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine, 1949.

 Portrait of Bessie Coleman, the first African American pilot June 1921. Photo by National Air and Space Museum.

Drivers and mules in a coal mine lighted by the open flames on their oil headlamps.  September 1908. Gary, West Virginia.

Winners of the 1956 Miss Perfect Posture Contest at a chiropractors convention, all 3 were picked for their beauty, their X-rays, and standing posture… Each girl stood on pair of scales, one foot to each, and the winning trio each registered half her weight on each scale, confirming correct standing posture.

 Mr. Brooks and his vegetable stall on Portobello Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea / London, England. Circa - 1950.

Shoeshine Boy on the Streets of New York City / Photo by Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine - 1947.

Photo of an sorrow filled elderly man lost in thought, working at his news stand following the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Photo shot by Stanley Kubrick when he was just a high school student in the Bronx, NYC - April, 1945.  

Additional References____________________________________ 
Special thanks to the following additional online collection sources and archives... Tumblr, Pinterest, Shorpy, Life Magazine, Historical Times, Reddit,  Histoire-fanatique, Getty Images, Harris & Ewing, The Nifty Fifties, Farm Security Administration, Classicland, History Wars, Historic Photo, Houk Gallery, Mundovigilia, Those Old Times, The Story in Pictures, National Photo Company, Office of War Information, United States Armed Forces, NASA, Detroit Publishing Company...

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